David Wright (politician)

David Wright (politician)
David Wright MP
Member of Parliament
for Telford
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Bruce Grocott
Majority 981 (2.4%)
Personal details
Born 22 December 1966 (1966-12-22) (age 44)
Telford, Shropshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Wolverhampton
Website www.davidwrightmp.org.uk

David Wright (born 22 December 1966) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Telford since 2001. He was an assistant government whip from June 2009 to May 2010.


Early and personal life

He went to Wrockwardine Wood Comprehensive School on New Road in Telford then New College, Telford. He graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic with a degree in Humanities. He worked in the regeneration of Sandwell for thirteen years.

He married Lesley in 1990.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Political career

Wright was a Town Councillor in Oakengates 1989-2000 and a Wrekin District Councillor from 1989-97. He was elected Member of Parliament for Telford in the 2001 general election. In June 2009 he became a government whip.

On 15 February 2010 he became involved in a scandal when an entry on his Twitter microblog called Conservative Party members "scum sucking pigs", although he claimed his account had been hacked.[1]


External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bruce Grocott
Member of Parliament for Telford